We’ve been a little busy at Petalena since September started, meeting with new brides, working with our current clients, plus doing all our floral designs! Despite the somewhat hectic schedule, I did want to take a moment and share a few photos of some floral designs we did for a friend’s sister’s bridal shower this past weekend.

Autumnal Texture

Autumnal Texture

For flowers we wanted to just go to the market and see what was perfect and in season. With no set design plan, we found the most perfectly gorgeous black and burgundy dahlias, pepperberries (love them!), ornamental kale, purple smokebush foliage, and wheat, all loosely arranged for slightly wild look.

Full view of one of the table arrangements

Since our friend Jenn is a real foodie, there were all kinds of nice gourmet touches to the shower. Hosted a very cute and rustic Tuscan style restaurant in Boston, the aesthetic of the arrangements really need to fit with that style. We loved the idea of incorporating food/floral elements into the design like the ornamental kale and the peppercorns.

Here is Apryl making the bride’s corsage:

Apryl trying to avoid the camera

Another detail of table arrangements

I love how the spindly ends of the pepperberry vines sort of tumble up and over the container, one of our favorite autumnal accents.

Detail of Dahlias, Smokebush, and Kale